Swastika Markings Found In Men's Restrooms At Cedar Creek Park: Police

Feroze Dhanoa

Originally published in Patch.com

Three Swastikas were found etched into the men's restrooms at Cedar Creek Park in Seaford, according to Nassau County Police.

The markings were discovered around 3 p.m. Saturday at the park located at 3340 Merrick Road.

Police said the markings are about 2 inches by 2 inches in size. Anyone with information can call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-244-TIPS. Calls are anonymous.

State Sen. Anna M. Kaplan, a Democrat, issued the following statement after the markings were found:

“I’m horrified by the latest discovery of antisemitic vandalism on Long Island, and I’m disgusted that once again it was found in a public park where children and families should be able to enjoy themselves without being confronted by vile displays of hatred. We deserve to live in communities free from this garbage, and our Police have my full support in their investigation to find whoever is responsible. I’m grateful for the efforts of our Law Enforcement Officers, and I thank them for their service today as every day. At a time when antisemitism and extremist fueled hatred is on the rise across our country and in our own community, we all need to stand up and reject antisemitism and hate whenever it rears its ugly head. We also need to do a better job of monitoring our public spaces for symbols of hate like this, and I’m calling on County Executive Bruce Blakeman to step up and ensure that every county facility is proactively and routinely examined for this type of vandalism or graffiti. Countless studies show that a proactive and quick response to address vandalism and graffiti dramatically reduces repeat offenses, and our County government needs to do a better job at keeping this filth out of our community.”